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Maytag MHWE400WJ
Front Load washer 4.0 cu ft

The MHWE400WJ Maytag washing machine is a front-load washer that has 4.5 cu. ft. capacity and has 10 wash cycles, 5 wash options, fresh spin option, and delay start.

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  Quick Specs  
Style: front load, COLORS: white, grey, red, SIZE: (WH) 38 x 27 inches, OTHER: 3 tray dispenser, stainless steel basket
Cleaning: SPEED: 1300 rpm, CAPACITY: 4.5 cu ft, TEMPERATURES: ,auto temperature, auto water sensor
Cycles: 10, (incl. Power wash cycle, clean washer cycle, extended spin option,)
Features: keep clothes fresh 10 hours after wash, time remaining, quietseries 300 package, end of cycle signal, delay start
fast spinning washing machine

Its fresh hold feature, which keeps bad smells away from the machine, keeps the laundry fresh-smelling while washing.

This washer uses top-notch Maytag Commercial Technology and has many cutting edge features. The sanitary cycles are NSF-certified, making sure that clothes are free from household bacteria. The 10 cycles include Power wash cycle, clean washer cycle and an extended spin option. There is a fresh spin feature which keeps clothes fresh up to 10 hours after your wash. It also has a 10-year warranty both for washer motor and basket.

Washer Highlights

Interior highlights

  • The drum material features stainless steel wash basket.
  • A built-in water heater.
  • A variable speed motor, which allows the user to choose from different spin speeds.
  • An automatic water level sensor.
  • It uses IntelliTemp automatic temperature control system, or 4 manual temperature options
  • It employs Smooth Balance suspension system.
  • An extra rinse option.
  • Delay start

    Exterior highlights

  • It comes with a 3-tray dispenser drawer.
  • It displays the estimated time remaining on the washing cycle.
  • It comes in white, grey and red.
  • End of cycle signal

  • Dimension Specifications
  • Height: 36 in.
  • Width: 27 in.
  • Depth: 30.5 in.
  • Total volume: 4.5 cu.ft.

  • Featuring a stylish and compact design and a host of useful features, this model from Maytag is an excellent purchase for anyone looking for a reliable washing machine. If you’re tired of washing machines that leave a trail of bad smell from washing to actual cleaning, the MHWE400WJ uses a dynamic venting technology that does not trap unpleasant smells in the machine.
  • As fresh air continuously gets circulated in the machine, the laundry keeps its fresh smell, making cleanup a breeze. The model also features 10 different wash cycles, from normal to rapid wash.

  • Several considerations should be taken into account before buying the washing machine. First, the unique design of this front load washer makes the task of washing more inconvenient as bending over to remove the laundry tends to use up more time and energy.
  • Another issue is the price, since it costs more than the more traditional washers.
  • Finally, this washer requires a specific type of detergent, also known as HE or high efficiency detergent. This type of detergent is often more expensive than regular detergent.

    Consumer Opinions

  • dynamic venting technology and fresh spin option keeps laundry smelling fresh
  • Smooth Balance suspension system keeps the spin speed balanced for best performance
  • dispenser drawer has three separate trays for bleach, fabric softener, and detergent
  • internally controlled 10 wash cycles
  • easy to operate machine with LCD display of estimated running time
  • durable components, featuring Maytag commercial technology
  • 10 different cycles (including sanitary, whites, super, normal, rapid wash, delicate, hand wash, spin only, rinse and spin, clean washer)
  • heavy duty door handle for added durability

  • requires high maintenance
  • often use specific types of detergent
  • can be more expensive than most traditional washing machines

    Full Specifications »

    Load Front
    Spin Speed 1300
    Number of Spin Speeds  
    Temperature Settings 4
    Color Oxide
    Drum material  Stainless Steel
    Lid Hinge   
    Controls Digital and Knobs
    Height 38 inches
    Width 27 inches
    Depth 32 inches
    No. of Cycles 10
    Steam No
    Allergen Removal  No
    Power Wash Yes
    Bleach Dispenser Yes
    Add a garment  Yes
    Delay start Yes
    Control lockout Yes
    Sound Package QuietSeries 300
    Estimate time remaining Yes
    Energy Star Qualified Yes
    Fresh Hold Option No
    Max Extract Spin Yes
    Sensi-Care Wash system Yes
    Oxi-treat (stain fighting) No
    Smooth Balance  Yes
    Intelifill (water level sensor) Yes


  • Comments for Maytag MHWE400WJ
    Front Load washer 4.0 cu ft

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    Jan 05, 2016
    Maytag front load piece of crap NEW
    by: Anonymous

    parts and service do not care, they just say it is mechanical, you are sol, fix or buy a new one

    Jan 05, 2016
    Maytag front load piece of crap NEW
    by: Anonymous

    parts and service do not care, they just say it is mechanical, you are sol, fix or buy a new one

    Jan 05, 2016
    Maytag front load piece of crap NEW
    by: Anonymous

    parts and service do not care, they just say it is mechanical, you are sol, fix or buy a new one

    Dec 01, 2012
    by: Anonymous

    It was just out of warranty, by a month, when I figured out why it was so noisy. After only one year, this washer is useless - won't spin. WARNING - it sounds like an airplane taking off just before it becomes completely useless. Best part is that you can't just get a bearing kit - you have to buy the whole drum (and that's if you can find someone who will sell it to you without having a technician "diagnose" the problem, for about $100 -the there is the part cost, $500, plus labour if you can't fix yourself). Ironically I bought Maytag because I thought they were built to last. Yes, about 8 months. I will never buy another Maytag (or Whirlpool, or whatever else Whirlpool owns) again.

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